Yuan Wencai

Yuan Wencai (袁文才; also Yuan Xuansan 袁選三) was a former bandit chieftain who operated in the mountainous area of Jinggangshan in Jiangxi province, China, from 1923, and then joined the communists, becoming a protégé of Mao Zedong during their formative period in the Jiangxi Soviet. However, this caused his own life in the following power struggle within the Communist Party of China.

Read more about Yuan Wencai:  Early Life, Early Communist Years, Joining Mao Zedong, Prelude To Downfall, Death